Iokwe and welcome to another monthly update from SPTO’s Division of Sustainable Tourism!
In this August Issue of the Pacific Sustainable Tourism Newsbeat, we feature the beautiful atoll nation of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) as our country of focus.
In summary, the issue highlights RMI’s efforts in enhancing the wellbeing of their local communities as well as some capacity development programs for the National Tourism Office (NTO). Some community-focused initiatives include an update on the women-led tourism Ao Kapijuknen Project, and the Water is Life Clean Water Initiative focusing on improving access to safe drinking water.
The Austronesian Forum was also conducted earlier in the month on the theme of Tourism Development of Austronesian Peoples and this was supported by the Office of Commerce, Investement and Tourism. As part of SPTO’s Digital Transformation project, RMI also benefitted from the Digital Marketing Training conducted for the NTO staff.
Across the region, we are also sharing some stories from French Polynesia, Timor Leste, Fiji, Samoa and Cook Islands on their sustainability journeys. Have a look at the new roadmap from UNWTO on food waste reduction in the tourism sector, as the resource of the month. Some tips and facts on sustainable tourism are also provided. Keep up to date with announcements and upcoming events
From the Division, the following are the main highlights from the month of August:
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